Director of Cultivation

We are seeking a Director of Cultivation who has the skills to help set up and manage both greenhouse and outdoor grow facilities. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in horticulture or agriculture, management, and have significant experience managing a production facility including 2 years of outdoor grows and a proven track record of creating award winning strains.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Set up and manage a farm facility with 25 acres of outdoor crop and 20k foot greenhouse (CBD).

  • Perform all the tasks in the grow including: growing, transplanting, feeding plants, defoliation, super cropping, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management.

  • Manage grow automation software as well as inventory tracking and scheduling software. 

  • Ability to perform tasks required for the proper management of grow.

  • Facility maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass a background check.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations maybe provided to individuals who are able to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The position does require the employee stand for long periods of time, walk for a majority of the day, and drive between multiple locations. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • This is a position that requires various physical labor to meet the essential functions of this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT 

  • Cedar Valley Farms is dedicated to developing technology-based advancements in hemp farming. The company operates under the highest standards of professionalism while working to position hemp as a commodity on the forefront of modern and sustainable farming.

EXPERIENCE 

  • Evidence of 2 years+ experience in a large-scale grow.

  • Management skills are a must.

  • Must have at least 2 years outdoor grow experience as a Master Grower operating a minimum of 2 acres.

  • Knowledge of CBD or Marijuana plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, growing media, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, drying/curing, breeding, etc.

  • Knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as plant prevention/intervention methods.

  • Advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of irrigation. 

  • Must be able to provide grow resume, pictures and portfolio at interview. 

  • Well researched in new techniques and insight into optimized standard operating procedures that provide high quality, high-yield results.

EDUCATION 

  • 4 year BA in relevant field preferred.

Location
Video Interview with on location follow up

jobs.chattr.ai/cedarvalley
7706 Congress Rd
West Salem, OH 44287

Qualifying Questions 

  • Do you have previous experience working in or managing a large greenhouse hemp or cannabis operation?

  • Do you have experience with the outdoor cultivation of hemp or cannabis? 

  • Are you willing to relocate to West Salem, OH on a permanent basis?

  • Do you have experience with breeding cannabis or hemp?

  • Do you have experience with managing a team in a fast pace environment? 

  • Have you ever been in charge of planning out the grow production schedule for a large greenhouse with staggered regular harvests?

Longer Questions 

  • Cedar Valley is committed to cultivating a high quality hemp product bot for extraction and the smokable hemp market. What is your experience with growing hemp or cannabis and how does that and your process set you apart from other professional grower? 

  • Ohio’s hemp program is based off of the total THC being less then .3%, not off Delta-9 like some states. In your experience, what is the key to growing a high quality product without running the risk of going over the legal limit on THC?

  • Cedar Valley is a rapidly expanding, vertically integrated hemp operation. What is your experience level with managing a large team of cultivators spread across multiple locations and coordinating all aspects of each of those grows?

  • In addition to breeding for internal operations, Cedar Valley also sells seeds and clones to other growers in the eastern United States. What is your experience level with managing a large scale breeding operation along with a regular grow operation? 

  • As a rapidly expanding company, having standard operating procedures is critical to our growth. what is your experience level with writing and maintaining SOPs for thing IPM, daily workflow and equipment operations?

  • Every grower has their own idea of what the ideal grow setup and condition is. Factoring in things like supplemental lighting, pot size, type of soil, etc. What do you consider to be the ideal grow for a greenhouse and what sort of yield do you aim for on a per plant basis?